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Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Materials Science
Materials Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics
Surfaces, Coatings and Films
Publisher John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00218995, 10974628
Scope The Journal of Applied Polymer Science is the largest scientific publication in polymer science, and number 5 by total citations in the ISI Polymer Science category, with more than 55 000 annual citations and more than 1.7 million downloads per year, and a present Impact Factor of 2.188 (2019 Journal Citation Reports). Featuring research articles and compact reviews, the journal covers all applications of polymers, including membranes, energy conversion and storage, and biomedical implants; as well as all types of polymeric materials, from polysaccharides, to composites, to biodegradable polymers.


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The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Chemistry (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Materials Chemistry1999Q1
Materials Chemistry2000Q1
Materials Chemistry2001Q1
Materials Chemistry2002Q1
Materials Chemistry2003Q2
Materials Chemistry2004Q1
Materials Chemistry2005Q2
Materials Chemistry2006Q1
Materials Chemistry2007Q2
Materials Chemistry2008Q2
Materials Chemistry2009Q2
Materials Chemistry2010Q2
Materials Chemistry2011Q2
Materials Chemistry2012Q2
Materials Chemistry2013Q2
Materials Chemistry2014Q2
Materials Chemistry2015Q2
Materials Chemistry2016Q2
Materials Chemistry2017Q2
Materials Chemistry2018Q2
Materials Chemistry2019Q2
Polymers and Plastics1999Q1
Polymers and Plastics2000Q1
Polymers and Plastics2001Q1
Polymers and Plastics2002Q1
Polymers and Plastics2003Q1
Polymers and Plastics2004Q1
Polymers and Plastics2005Q1
Polymers and Plastics2006Q1
Polymers and Plastics2007Q1
Polymers and Plastics2008Q1
Polymers and Plastics2009Q1
Polymers and Plastics2010Q1
Polymers and Plastics2011Q1
Polymers and Plastics2012Q1
Polymers and Plastics2013Q1
Polymers and Plastics2014Q1
Polymers and Plastics2015Q1
Polymers and Plastics2016Q1
Polymers and Plastics2017Q2
Polymers and Plastics2018Q1
Polymers and Plastics2019Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films1999Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2000Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2001Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2002Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2003Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2004Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2005Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2006Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2007Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2008Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2009Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2010Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2011Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2012Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2013Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2014Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2015Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2016Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2017Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2018Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2019Q2

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)19991.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.087
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.480
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.613
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.752
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.798
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.904
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.933
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.230
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.578
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.436
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.575
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.872
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.293
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.955
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.899
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.041
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.006
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.484
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.323
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.445
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.560
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.640
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.834
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.120
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.999
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.082
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.292
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.668
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites1999836
Self Cites2000684
Self Cites2001843
Self Cites2002933
Self Cites20031089
Self Cites20041153
Self Cites2005762
Self Cites20061544
Self Cites20071318
Self Cites20081368
Self Cites20091486
Self Cites20101241
Self Cites20111093
Self Cites20121324
Self Cites20131451
Self Cites20141294
Self Cites20151275
Self Cites20161032
Self Cites2017783
Self Cites2018785
Self Cites2019796
Total Cites19993406
Total Cites20003387
Total Cites20013821
Total Cites20024310
Total Cites20034693
Total Cites20045691
Total Cites20056379
Total Cites20067066
Total Cites20077101
Total Cites20087921
Total Cites20099429
Total Cites20109359
Total Cites20119539
Total Cites20129497
Total Cites201310575
Total Cites201411793
Total Cites201511426
Total Cites201610506
Total Cites20178722
Total Cites20188990
Total Cites20199205
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document19990.806
External Cites per document20000.825
External Cites per document20010.887
External Cites per document20020.899
External Cites per document20030.880
External Cites per document20040.981
External Cites per document20051.160
External Cites per document20061.233
External Cites per document20071.097
External Cites per document20081.158
External Cites per document20091.209
External Cites per document20101.366
External Cites per document20111.490
External Cites per document20121.522
External Cites per document20131.615
External Cites per document20141.763
External Cites per document20151.789
External Cites per document20161.875
External Cites per document20171.891
External Cites per document20182.093
External Cites per document20192.323
Cites per document19991.068
Cites per document20001.034
Cites per document20011.138
Cites per document20021.147
Cites per document20031.146
Cites per document20041.230
Cites per document20051.317
Cites per document20061.578
Cites per document20071.347
Cites per document20081.400
Cites per document20091.436
Cites per document20101.575
Cites per document20111.683
Cites per document20121.769
Cites per document20131.872
Cites per document20141.980
Cites per document20152.014
Cites per document20162.079
Cites per document20172.077
Cites per document20182.293
Cites per document20192.543
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents19991
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20026
Non-citable documents200321
Non-citable documents200432
Non-citable documents200546
Non-citable documents200632
Non-citable documents200734
Non-citable documents200826
Non-citable documents200927
Non-citable documents201014
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201440
Non-citable documents201555
Non-citable documents201664
Non-citable documents201758
Non-citable documents201854
Non-citable documents201941
Citable documents19993189
Citable documents20003275
Citable documents20013359
Citable documents20023757
Citable documents20034095
Citable documents20044628
Citable documents20054844
Citable documents20064479
Citable documents20075270
Citable documents20085659
Citable documents20096568
Citable documents20105942
Citable documents20115669
Citable documents20125370
Citable documents20135650
Citable documents20145956
Citable documents20155674
Citable documents20165053
Citable documents20174199
Citable documents20183920
Citable documents20193620
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents19991550
Uncited documents20001591
Uncited documents20011555
Uncited documents20021740
Uncited documents20031918
Uncited documents20042123
Uncited documents20052110
Uncited documents20061734
Uncited documents20072257
Uncited documents20082269
Uncited documents20092581
Uncited documents20102107
Uncited documents20111885
Uncited documents20121675
Uncited documents20131575
Uncited documents20141619
Uncited documents20151595
Uncited documents20161338
Uncited documents20171144
Uncited documents2018935
Uncited documents2019736
Cited documents19991640
Cited documents20001685
Cited documents20011805
Cited documents20022023
Cited documents20032198
Cited documents20042537
Cited documents20052780
Cited documents20062777
Cited documents20073047
Cited documents20083416
Cited documents20094014
Cited documents20103849
Cited documents20113790
Cited documents20123703
Cited documents20134095
Cited documents20144377
Cited documents20154134
Cited documents20163779
Cited documents20173113
Cited documents20183039
Cited documents20192925
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